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    Holding on.

    I am holding on. Barely. But I am holding on, because there is no alternative I can accept. I’ve been re-editing Phoenix Chosen in recent days, and I’m at the chapters where Seth and Aedrian are incredulous and upset over her decision to stay and see the tiānzé through. As an American citizen, 2020 feels like the same call to action, except with much less certainty and none of the “glory” or recognition from the powers that be.Twitter was my lifeline after leaving the US, when I had lost all but two of my friends, seen the end of my relationship of 11 years, and was resigning myself to the…

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    In memory of…

    Corey Alexander, better known to some people as @TGStoneButch, passed away recently and I…I am so angry at why right now. Corey was a lovely soul, a wonderful person, and have you ever known someone where you could ask “what would X do” and know it to be probably the best reaction under the circumstances? Corey was that person. And the pain reverberates and circles back, because I didn’t know Corey except in passing on Twitter. Just as I didn’t know Akhil except in the most superficial of ways. And for the same reasons, really – they were the sort of people where I felt intimidated by how wonderful they…